"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.